Marseille are going to be looking to young striker Batshuayi who has had a good start to the season but who needs to score more goals if Marseille are to bounce back up the table and compete for a Champions League place and maybe a Ligue 1 title.
French global Mathieu Valbuena was so loved by his Marseille football club that his No. 28 shirt was retired when he departed for Russian club Dinamo Moscow. Lyon were leading 1-0 when play was interrupted as objects, including bottles and cups, rained down from the stands.
Aulas highlighted how Paris Saint-Germain had managed to sort out problems with their fans in recent years, while PSG boss Laurent Blanc also called for “very severe” measures to be taken as part of a crackdown.
Marseille fans weren’t too happy that their former star Mathieu Valbuena came back to their beloved Stade Velodrome traitorously wearing a Lyon shirt.
For the first time this season Marseille is not struggling with injuries and manager Michel can use his best 11 players in the starting formation.
Lacazette scored the game’s opening goal after 25 minutes, converting from the spot after he was fouled in the box by Marseille keeper Steve Mandanda.
Marseille were reduced to 10 men just before half-time with Romain Alessandrini dismissed for a crude challenge on Valbuena.
The 1-1 draw means Lyon have registered only two wins from their six Ligue 1 games so far and while Fournier admitted his frustration over the number of points already forfeited, he believes he has seen encouraging signs of improvement from his players.
The first real chance went to the hosts but Alessandrini could only poke wide following some neat skill from Michy Batshuayi.
Monaco’s indifferent start to the season continued as the principality side found themselves two goals down to Lorient inside 20 minutes.
Didier Ndong hammered a long-range thunderbolt beyond Monaco goalkeeper Danijel Subasic before Benjamin Jeannot added a second for the visitors.
The game was controversially restarted after a 20-minute stoppage and finished in a 1-1 draw.